Well its been a little over a month since we started this journey and we have all felt the difference when we do indulge in something sugary – it just goes to show refined sugar is not great in our everyday diets. I decided to jump on scale – right after scoffing a Paleo roast meal at my in-laws, ha! – and I’m 5kg lighter since we have made the change. Weight loss wasn’t the point of our lifestyle shift but it sure is a nice bonus! 1 month down, a lifetime to go!
And here’s a late night treat I whipped up… Chocolate Toffee Bites!
Free of refined sugar and gluten they are perfect when you’re feeling like a really sweet treat. Hope you Enjoy X
First up for the Base you will need:
6 Dates – Soaked in water for 10 minutes beforehand + 1 tsp of the soaking liquid or 3 Medjool Dates
1/3 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder Or Cacao or a mixture of the two
Into a Mini Chopper or Food Processor it all goes and blitz until well combined and starts sticking to the sides of your processor.
Take a tablespoon of the mixture and push into the bottom of silicone mini muffin trays or paper muffin cups. Pop in the freezer to set while you do the toffee.
For the Toffee you will need:
1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Sugar
Over very low heat, melt your butter In a small saucepan. Add the Coconut sugar and stir constantly over the low heat until the mixture has combined and resembles Toffee. It may look as though the Coconut Sugar and Butter have seperated but continue to mix them and they will come together. Do not be tempted to try your Toffee as it will be incredibly hot!
Remove the Choc Bases from the freezer and drop a Tablespoon full of Toffee over each base. You can now pop them back in the freezer to set as is or you can add another Choc Base on top of your Toffee layer. Up to you! Pop them back in the freezer for an hour or so to set and then devour!